Medication Errors And Medical Malpractice Claims

Medication complications can have severe, life-threatening consequences. If the wrong dosage or wrong drugs are prescribed, the wrong dosage or wrong medication is filled or even if the right medication is given, but it interacts poorly with other medications, the result can be devastating.

Advocating For Victims Of Pharmacy Errors Since 1965

At the New York City law office of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., we have provided experienced and relentless advocacy to victims of pharmacy errors, medication mistakes and other medical malpractice since 1965. Our lawyers work diligently to obtain the compensation to which our clients are entitled for their suffering.

Did you have a bad reaction to a medication? Perhaps it was a medication error. Find out for sure. Call us: 212.732.4992 or 800-574-4LAW. Free consultation.

How We Discover Where The Pharmacy Error Occurred

Many medical professionals and providers are involved in the prescribing, filling and administering of medications. Therefore, when a medication causes harm to a patient, it is necessary to evaluate every aspect of the situation — from the time the medication was prescribed through its ingestion by the patient, and even follow-up after it was taken:

  • Were known medication allergies overlooked?
  • Was the patient's medication list reviewed for possible drug interactions?
  • Did a mathematical error result in the wrong dosage being filled by the pharmacy?
  • Was the patient properly monitored following administration of a new drug, injection or anesthesia?
  • Did negligent administration of anesthesia cause surgical complications?
  • Was the wrong medication filled by the pharmacy?

Drug interactions can occur even when the highest level of patient care is provided. However, when a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other provides substandard care, and his or her negligence is the ultimate cause of a serious or fatal medication mistake, the health care professional should be held responsible.

Our law firm has a vast network of experts that we work with in demonstrating how the care provided was below the standard of care that our client should have received, and how such prescription negligence was the direct cause of our client's suffering. Our personal injury attorneys pursue justice, accountability and peace of mind for medical malpractice victims and their families.

Contact A Skilled Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of pharmacy errors or due to a medical professional's negligence, talk with an experienced attorney at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C. We handle all our medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis, so there are no legal fees if we do not collect money damages for your injuries. Your initial consultation is free.

Call our Manhattan law office locally at 212.732.4992 or toll free at 800-574-4LAW, or contact us online to arrange your free initial consultation.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.